Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running iOS 7.
The update brings the following improvements and bug fixes to the iOS 7 platform:
- Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
- Fixes a bug with data transfer for some third-party accessories, including bar code scanners
- Corrects an issue with data protection class of mail attachments
iBeacon is Apple's trademark for an indoor proximity technology which is, according to the company, "a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence."
iBeacons are finding applications in malls, museums, sports venues and other places where there is a lot of iOS-toting pedestrian footfall.
This comes a little over two months following the release of iOS 7.1.1.
The update is available as a small OTA — Over The Air — update or as part of a much larger complete iOS 7 download via iTunes.